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Ancient Faith Commentaries

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Observations and Opinions on Issues That Matter to Orthodox Christians - Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present one-off commentaries on pressing issues and current events by Orthodox clergy and laypeople.

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Observations and Opinions on Issues That Matter to Orthodox Christians - Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present one-off commentaries on pressing issues and current events by Orthodox clergy and laypeople.

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Ancient Faith Commentaries

Latest release on Jun 10, 2020

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Rank #1: Male Converts and Female Saints: Strong Women in Orthodoxy and in My Family

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Fr. Philip LeMasters marvels at how central the balance of the masculine and the feminine is to our Orthodox faith and spiritual life.

Feb 13 2014

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Rank #2: Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

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According to Fr. Lawrence Farley, if the Muslim has no real exposure to or understanding of the Christian message, he might still be spared on the last day if his heart was in ignorance seeking the true God.

Jul 13 2015

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Rank #3: Christian Universalism

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Will everyone be saved in the end? Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that the Scriptures, the Fathers, and even Christ Himself all say no.

Jan 14 2016

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Rank #4: Women in the Altar

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Fr. Lawrence Farley addresses some misconceptions about allowing women to go behind the altar in the Orthodox Church. You can read more about his views on the role of women in the Church in his new book published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press: Feminism and Tradition: Quiet Reflections on Ordination and Communion.

Oct 16 2012

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Rank #5: On the Pope, Twitter, and Maximalism

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Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that the real story behind the Pope and his Twitter followers is the death of maximalism in the Roman Catholic Church and the modern rush to lower the bar for pretty much everything.

Jul 22 2013

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Rank #6: Is Orthodoxy the Same Everywhere?: Understanding Theological Controversy Within the Church

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There is variety in Orthodox theology, but there is no plurality in dogma—and that is where the unity of the Orthodox faith lies. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick explains.

Mar 05 2014

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Rank #7: Why Sola Scriptura Doesn’t Work

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A blogger on Orthodox Christianity and subdeacon at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church in Bellingham, Washington, explains why the Scriptures must be read in the context of tradition.

Mar 18 2014

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Rank #8: Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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Fr. Lawrence Farley reviews Reza Aslan’s book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, calling it "a tired rewriting of the same nonsense that pseudo-scholars have been churning out for some time now."

Aug 06 2013

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Rank #9: Who Am I to Judge?

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Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, examines Pope Francis's controversial response to homosexuality and gay marriage.

Aug 13 2013

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Rank #10: Magical Thinking in the Orthodox Church

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Is Orthodoxy really somehow immune to the liberalism and worldiness that afflicts everyone else in North America? Fr. Lawrence Farley argues, "No!"

Dec 09 2014

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Rank #11: The Real St. Nicholas

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Fr. Lawrence Farley contends that a comparison between Santa Claus and St. Nicholas illustrates well the difference between worldly and Christian cultures, and we are called to live in the latter for all twelve months of the year.

Dec 03 2015

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Rank #12: On the Ukrainian Church Controversy

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Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick shares his thoughts on the controversial situation of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine. Are we looking at the situation through worldly eyes or through spiritual eyes?

Oct 13 2018

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Rank #13: Staying Christian in a Culture of Growing Hate

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Dn. Michael Hyatt is the chair of the Ancient Faith Ministries board and a Deacon at St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Church in Franklin, TN. Most people know him as one of the top leadership mentors in the country and the Founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, an online leadership development company dedicated to helping high achievers win at work and succeed at life. In this commentary (which is actually a sermon given at St. Ignatius), Dn. Michael assesses the impact of social media on people in general and Christians in particular.

Be looking for the return of his Ancient Faith Radio podcast At the Intersection of East and West in September!

Aug 07 2018

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Rank #14: Food, Sex, and Sports: Idols or Pathways to Salvation?

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Fr. Philip LeMasters reminds us that our Orthodox faith does not require us to abandon or condemn any dimension of life, but instead to offer all that we are and do for fulfillment and blessing and healing.

Feb 10 2014

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Rank #15: Satisfied

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Ancient Faith Ministries CEO John Maddex comments on a controversy involving the lyrics of a new hymn widely used in the Evangelical world.

Aug 03 2013

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Rank #16: Stiff Backs and Firm Handshakes

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Fr. Lawrence Farley explains why Orthodox Christians prostrate in front of icons of saints.

Jan 16 2014

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Rank #17: In Fairness to Herod

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Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that Herod had more insight into the significance of Jesus than do most moderns.

Dec 23 2013

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Rank #18: Altar Girls

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Fr. Lawrence Farley examines the question of whether or not the youthful function of liturgical assistance in the altar should be extended to girls as well as boys.

Apr 22 2016

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Rank #19: Destination Weddings

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Fr. Lawrence Farley argues that the popularity of destination weddings is symptomatic of a more profound cultural dysfunction—namely, the modern preoccupation with self.

Nov 30 2015

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Rank #20: Is the LGBT a New Reality?

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On a new "Ancient Faith Commentaries," Fr. Lawrence Farley explains that the LGBT reality is not really new; it is the same old darkness that St. Paul encountered in his time. And Paul's word to the Church then still stands for us today.

Nov 24 2014

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